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Fast & Easy Dinner: Cajun Snapper With Red Beans and Rice

Fast & Easy Dinner: Cajun Snapper With Red Beans and Rice

Tonight take a trip down to the bayou in the comforts of your own kitchen. This incredibly uncomplicated recipe takes key Cajun flavors and turns them into a classic, hearty dish. Rice is tossed with red beans and Creole seasoning before being topped with pan-seared snapper. If your local fish monger does not have snapper, simply substitute another flaky white fish. Sound enticing? Get the recipe when you

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Cajun Snapper With Red Beans and Rice

Cajun Snapper With Red Beans and Rice

Cajun Snapper With Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  1. 2 10-oz. fresh red snapper fillets
  2. 2 tsp. Creole or Cajun seasoning
  3. 1 14.8-oz. pouch cooked long grain rice
  4. 1 15-oz. can red beans, rinsed and drained
  5. 2 lemons
  6. Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)
  7. 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

  1. Rinse fish; pat dry. Cut each fillet in half crosswise. Sprinkle snapper with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning.
  2. Heat 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish, skin side up; cook 4 minutes; turn. Cook 2 to 4 minutes more or until fish flakes when tested with fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in large microwave-safe bowl, combine rice, beans, and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning. Cover and micro-cook on high (100% power) for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes or until heated through, stirring twice.
  4. Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from one lemon; cut other lemon into wedges.
  5. Serve fish with rice and beans. Drizzle melted butter over top; sprinkle with lemon peel and parsley. Pass lemon wedges.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
I want to try this..could be perfect for those days that I get home from work and don't have a lot of time to cook something.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Not sure my stomach would be okay with this one...ha.
emalove emalove 8 years
I looovvvvveeee snapper...this looks amazing.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
this looks delish!!! im going to make this with catfish b/c thats my favv
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Exactly True Song. Nothing says "Fast and Easy" like a good 2-2 1/2 hour simmering time ;-).
True-Song True-Song 8 years
We are lucky to have an expert to set us straight! But while the linked recipes look tasty, they are definitely missing the "Fast and Easy" part of this recipe.
syako syako 8 years
I just found these red beans and rice recipes... www.nolacuisine.com/category/recipes/red-beans-rice-recipes/ :drool: Now, that is red beans and rice!
syako syako 8 years
I like the idea of it, but I dislike when "cajun" recipes are called such simply because they include a Cajun Seasoning. Maybe I'm wrong about this but simply mixing white rice with some red beans and a little seasoning does not constitute "red beans and rice." From a girl who was born on the bayou. Seriously, I was. :P
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